Just as the pursuit of our addictions keeps us constantly running away from our inner selves, in constant retreat from the ability to. . .
Addiction doesn’t end so much as it transforms. When we look at addiction purely from the standpoint of the substance or behavior through which it manifests itself. . .
For those with addiction problems, it can be very easy to forget that life is not meant to be an unending experience of happiness and joy . . .
We can learn a lot about ourselves through the relationships in which we choose to invest. Every relationship we choose reflects a part of . . .
Addictions arise as an attempt at regulating painful emotional patterns. Once they really take hold they become obsessions, in and of themselves, but they represent a. . .
When we are trying to face our addiction problems—especially in the wake of habits that have severely impacted our ability to navigate life without dishonesty and interpersonal neglect. . .
Our addictions represent old ways we have navigated the world. They likely developed as a reaction to layers of discomfort that we may or may not have been aware of. But if. . .
Our addictions are an attempt at creating stability. But they aren’t only an attempt to temper our emotional experience, they are also a way that we strive to stabilize our. . .
Addictions represent an attempt to temper reality. Beneath the tumult created by the addictions themselves, lies a need for emotional regulation. Once we become . . .
Addictive highs are often extravagant and almost always grandiose in their effect. Often, once in recovery it can become expected of everyday life that it carry . . .